Myrmica forcipata Karavajev, 1931

Chen, Zhilin, Zhou, Shanyi & Huang, Jianhua, 2016, Seven species new to science and one newly recorded species of the ant genus Myrmica Latreille, 1804 from China, with proposal of a new synonym (Hymenoptera, Formicidae), ZooKeys 551, pp. 85-128: 93-94

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Myrmica forcipata Karavajev, 1931


Taxon classification Animalia ORDO FAMILIA

Myrmica forcipata Karavajev, 1931  Figures 5-7

Myrmica forcipata  Karavajev, 1931: 105, fig. 2 (w.) RUSSIA; Radchenko and Elmes 2010: 134.

Material examined.

5 workers, Xiaowutai Mountain, Hebei province , China, 39°00'25"N, 113°35'46"E, 1751m,, leg. Shanyi Zhou, No. G090211.GoogleMaps 

Differential diagnosis.

This species is similar to Myrmica angulinodis  , but differs from the latter by the distinct, though not large, vertical lobe at the scape bend. This species was previously known only from south and east Siberia, Mongolia, but absent in the Russian far east. Herein this species is recorded from China for the first time.